Virtual Villages

Concordia Language Villages is excited to offer participants new opportunities to begin or continue their adventure in language and cultural learning! Villagers ages 8-18 can join one or more online Virtual Village sessions – beginning to advanced language learners welcome! Experience fun, interactive language learning and cultural activities - all from home. The four precepts of the CLVway will continue to be the backbone of your immersion experience. It's REAL language, REAL culture and REAL people. Whether online or in northern Minnesota, Concordia Language Villages is committed to inspiring courageous global citizens. Join us!

Questions? Check out our Virtual Village FAQs.

Residential Sessions

Our one-week Youth Exploration is a great introduction to the Finnish language learners of all levels, ages 7-18. With an emphasis on listening comprehension and speaking, villagers explore language and culture through an introductory immersion experience. At Salolampi, language is learned through games, sports, crafts, music, outdoor activities, and more!

Typical Day

Päiväohjelma (Daily Schedule)

Every day is different from the one before, but here’s something to give you an idea of what it’s like to be a Salolampilainen (Salolampi villager). The Finnish fun starts the moment you say hyvää huomenta (good morning) and doesn’t stop until you leave the evening nuotio (campfire) and say hyvää yötä (good night) to your new friends.

Jokainen päivä on erilainen, mutta tästä saat kuvan minkälainen on normaali päivä Salolammella.

Päivän Ohjelma


Time Activity
8:00 Aamiainen - Breakfast
8:45 Aamupiiri - Morning flag ceremony
9:00 Kylätoiminta - Village activity
9:45 Pelit/Projektit - Games/Projects
10:45 Hedelmätauko - Fruit break
11:00 Aktiviteetit 1 - Choice of activities 1
11:45 Ruokasalivuoro - Setting tables with your group
12:00 Lounas - Lunch
13:00 Mökkiaika - Cabin time
14:00 Kulttuuritunti - Culture hour
14:45 Pelit/Projektit - Games/Projects
15:45 Iso tauko - Big break
16:30 Luontoaika - Beach and nature time
17:15 Ruokasalivuoro - Setting tables with your group
17:30 Päivällinen - Dinner
18:15 Aktiviteetit 2 - Choice of activities 2
19:15 Laulupiiri - Song time
19:30 Iltapiiri, iltaohjelma, laulu - Evening flag ceremony, evening program, song time
22:00 Hyvää yötä! - Good night!

Program Cost

Due to the generous support of the Salolampi Foundation, actual program costs are reduced by automatic scholarships. One-week program participants can have their costs reduced by up to $290. Learn more,